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Albert Lee McEachern

August 28, 1929 ~ July 20, 2022 (age 92)


Albert Lee McEachern, 92 of Addison.  Beloved husband of Virginia, nee Lewin.  Loving Father of David McEachern and Anna (Anthony) Benkowski.  Cherished grandfather of Anthony J. Benkowski, Jr.  and the late Hailey Savannah Benkowski.   Dear Brother of Helen (O.B.) Terry, Callie (the late Jack) King, Dorothy (Sim) Wilford and Patsy (Bob) Wilkes.  Also survived by his stepchildren Pamela Boryscka, Janet (Bob) Johnston, David (Therese) Meyer, Robert (Catherine) Meyer.  Also survived by step-grandchildren Doug (Kristine) Boryscka, Matt (Shauna) Meyer, Joseph (Kim) Meyer, Brenda Boryscka, Lee (Betty) Meyer, Samantha (Mark) Miller, Aaron (Melissa) Meyer, Adam Johnston, David (Alyssa) Meyer, Amanda (Joe) Hart, Chelsea (Dan) Wilken. Foster father of Christoper (Michelle) Benkowski.  He is also survived by many nieces and nephews.  Albert was a proud Korean War United States Coast Guard Veteran.  He was a long standing member of Carpenters Union Local 1 (formerly local 80) as well as a long standing member of Masonic Lodge of Villa Park #1113 as well as a member of the American Legion in Georgia.  Albert worked hard all his life.  He started out working the fields with his parents on a farm in Georgia, they grew everything from corn to watermelon and sold them to the market.  He was asked to take some time off of school each week to help with the war effort by raising cotton during world war II.  He went on to the military and boxed in inter-service matches and traveled the world.  While he tried a few professions from professional boxer to Atlanta police officer to working in a rock quarry, he loved working in construction the most.  His contributions in construction can be seen throughout the Chicago skyline.  He loved his family and worked hard to provide for them, even working post-retirement. 
Visitation is Monday, July 25th, 4 p.m. - 8 p.m. at Humes Funeral home, 320 W. Lake St., Addison (2 Mi. W. of Rt. 83, 2 Mi. E. of Rt. 53).  Visitation Tuesday, July 26, 3 PM at Messiah Baptist Church, 600 Villa Avenue, Addison until time of service at 4 PM.  Interment Sharon Memorial Gardens, Tyrone GA will follow a visitation in Fayettville, GA and service in Tyrone, Ga.  For Info, or 630-628-8808.




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July 25, 2022

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Humes Funeral Home
320 West Lake Street
Addison, IL 60101

Funeral Service
July 26, 2022

4:00 PM
Messiah Baptist Church
600 Villa Avenue
Addison, IL 60101

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